Shoogloo network (Trootrac) is one of the Indian affiliate networks.The advertisers are mainly Indian brands.So it can be used to make money from Indian traffic.
I wanted to test Shoogloo affiliate network (now known as Trootrac) before writing the post.So I signed up for them and used this Indian affiliate network for one day.Since good amount of my traffic comes from India it was worth a try.
Signup and Approval
The signup process and approval process is smooth.You should not face any issues in signup and approval.They do not have any traffic based requirements.So sites with less traffic can also apply for them and get approved.
They do call you (on number provided during application) for verification process.Due to above mentioned verification process you might not get approved instanteneously. It takes around 5 to 7 days to get started.
Shoogloo network ads type
Shoogloo Network advertisement type can be classified into two parts
- Banners and Text Links
- Product feeds
Banners and Text Links
Banner and Text links provided are easy to get started with.You just have to copy the ad code and paste it on your website.
There is no container which you can use to get your ads rotated automatically (if you want to use ads from more than one advertisers). Shoogloo network may plan to come with a solution for this problem.
They may also work to make the interface user friendly.Currently publishers have tough time understanding their interface.Many functionality provided by them are not clear enough.
Product feeds are another type of ads supported by the network. These feeds contain advertisements from all the vendors (who have approved your site). You can use one container to display product feeds from any number of advertisers ( great feature to have on your website).
With use of container you can control the number of ads to display, the size of the container, type of ads to display (if vendors support different ad categories).
I havenot tested this ad type.So feel free to share your experience.
How to place Shoogloo network ads?
Before placing ads you need to get approved from advertisers.for example if you want to place ads of advertiser A then first apply for it.After approval from advertiser you can place the ad on your website.
The user interface is biggest drawback.It is tough to create rotating ad pool.I was not successful creating one but you might get it working.
There is no payment proof available (in my knowledge from reliable source).I did not tried it long enough to get a payment.
They will mail you about new advertisers.The mails do not have unsubscribe link in them.So be prepared to receive 10 to 20 mail per week.
Shoogloo network has some big names in its advertiser list.It will work best for publishers having majority traffic from India and in a particular niche.You can try this network on your site for few days to see the results.Instead of choosing highest paying advertiser it is good to select advertiser belonging to your niche.
written on April 4, 2012
Good advertisers but there are not many.Lacks in user friendly interface.